How To Deal With Coughs And Colds While 23 Weeks Pregnant?
good morning .. r nDok I am pregnant UK 23 Weeks, I have a cold and cough. SPog, given the drug actifed red syrup. Is this drug safe for pregnant women?
Hello Amelia, Thank you for the question.
Pregnant women tend to have a lower immune system so they are susceptible to infection. Pregnant women are not advised to consume any drugs, especially in the first trimester of pregnancy (until the age of 12 weeks) because this is when organ formation occurs. Consumption of drugs that are not in accordance with doctor's advice can cause fetal development disorders and potentially cause birth defects.
Actifed is a product containing dextromethorphan, tripolidine, and pseudoephdrine, which is used to treat coughs and colds. This drug can only be given to pregnant women if it is needed, or in other words the benefits outweigh the risks. If an obstetrician provides this drug then you can take this medicine in accordance with the doctor's recommendations. If you have finished treatment but you are still experiencing symptoms, please return to your obstetrician.
Please also do the following suggestions for dealing with cough when pregnant:
multiply water consumption
increase consumption of nutritious foods
gargle with warm water mixed with salt to relieve sore throat and cough
consumption of food or warm drinks can relieve nasal congestion
taking a bath with warm water or applying warm balm to the chest also helps to relieve nasal congestion
stay away from people who are sick
always keep hands clean
Hopefully this information is useful.